Our Songs Remember: Music and Tales from the Rich Indigenous Heritage of the Saratoga Region

  • September 9, 2023 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Dutcher Community Room, Saratoga Springs Public Library

    49 Henry Street
    Saratoga Springs, New York 12866
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The Saratoga Springs History Museum presents OUR SONGS REMEMBER: A program by Nulhegan Abenaki tradition bearers Jesse and Joseph Bruchac. Music and traditional tales drawn from the rich indigenous history of our Saratoga Region, including Abenaki, Mohican, and Haudenosaunee stories and songs. Presented in tandem with the History Museum's newest exhibit, First Saratogians: The Indigenous Peoples of the Saratoga Springs Region.

About Our Presenters:

Joseph (Joe) BruchacExecutive Director, Ndakinna Education Center. Poet Laureate of Saratoga Springs.

Joe Bruchac lives in the Adirondack mountain foothills town of Greenfield Center, New York, in the same house where his maternal grandparents raised him. Much of his writing draws on that land and his Abenaki ancestry. He holds a B.A. from Cornell University, an M.A. in Literature and Creative Writing from Syracuse and a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the Union Institute of Ohio. He is the founder and Co-Director of the Greenfield Review Literary Center, from which The Ndakinna Education Center evolved. For more information, please visit Joe’s website, www.josephbruchac.com.

Jesse BruchacLanguage Director, Ndakinna Education Center

Jesse Bowman Bruchac has been a guest performer and instructor at the Ndakinna Education Center for over 20 years. He brings with him many skills close to their core mission, including Native American storytelling, music, and teaching the Abenaki language, as well as teaching wilderness survival classes. He is an accomplished musician with several albums of Native flute, drum and rattle music. Jesse has worked as a composer for the operetta "The Purchase of Manhattan," as a translator for the AMC series Turn: Washington's Spies and for Alanis Obomsawin short film When All the Leaves Are Gone, and as translator, dialect/dialogue coach and composer for the National Geographic film Saints & Strangers. For more information, please visit www.jbruchac.com.

Directions to the Dutcher Community Room at Saratoga Springs Public Library: Main floor, south end of building closest to the parking lot. Follow the hallway towards the Emergency Exit, and there will be a hanging sign on the right for the room entrance.

Date & Time

Sat, Sep 9, 2023 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Venue Details

Dutcher Community Room, Saratoga Springs Public Library

49 Henry Street
Saratoga Springs, New York 12866 Dutcher Community Room, Saratoga Springs Public Library
Saratoga Springs History Museum

The mission of the Historical Society of Saratoga Springs is to foster public education and chronicle the story of Saratoga Springs’ history by operating the History Museum, conducting programs, and collecting, preserving, exhibiting and interpreting materials that document the city’s social, political, economic, geological and cultural history.

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